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1. Konstantin Chernenko 2. Death of Andropov <ul><li>Andropov was too ill to attend Red Square celebrations in 983. What was describes as a cold was actually…
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  • 1. Konstantin Chernenko
  • 2. Death of Andropov <ul><li>Andropov was too ill to attend Red Square celebrations in 983. What was describes as a cold was actually a serious heart and kidney condition. </li></ul><ul><li>From his hospital bed, he continued to make administrative changes and call for reform. </li></ul><ul><li>However, he fell into a coma and died after less than 15 months in office. </li></ul>Andropov’s coffin pulled by an armoured vechicle
  • 3. Chernenko’s leadership <ul><li>The claim that Andropov named Gorbachev as his successor is probably untrue. </li></ul><ul><li>However, Chernenko’s appointment to general secretary was contested by Gorbachev, who had formed a temporary alliance with Romanov, who was also one of the new breed in the Communist Party. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately, Gorbachev was probably willing to allow Chernenko’s appointment in the knowledge that he would eventually succeed the 72 year old man, the oldest person ever to become Soviet leader. </li></ul>
  • 4. Task <ul><li>Stick in picture of Chernenko. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain Chernenko’s life and rise to power using “Key Profile” on p.133 and 1 st paragraph on p.134 beginning “Chernenko quickly gathered the titles...” </li></ul><ul><li>Create a table/sub headings on “How Chernenko was orthodox” and “How Chernenko was liberal/reformer”. Use first 3 paragraphs under “Chernenko’s policies” on p.134 to help you. </li></ul>
  • 5. Chernenko’s Death <ul><li>In 1984, 6 months after becoming leader, Chernenko was admitted to hospital for 2 moths after falling ill. </li></ul><ul><li>Gorbachev and Marshall Ustinov ran what became an effective collective government. </li></ul><ul><li>In March 1985, Chernenko died and Gorbachev was appointed leader in a tight election within the Politburo. </li></ul>Chernenko’s funeral
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